Preston Primary (VC) School

Love, Learn, Aspire

"Let all that you do be done in love." 1 Corinthians 16:14


We follow the EYFS Statutory Framework 2022 (Reception) and  National Curriculum: Computing programme of study (Years 1 - 6). We teach the curriculum through the Chris Quigley's Essentials Curriculum to ensure our pupils develop the skills needed. Children are taught the essential characteristics in order to help them learn. Our curriculum shows a progression in skills, ensuring pupils can meet the milestones for each key stage before moving on to the next step in their learning. Threshold Concepts for Computing underpin the skills taught to ensure children can develop a thorough knowledge of Computing.


Essential Characteristics

• Competence in coding for a variety of practical and inventive purposes, including the application of ideas within other subjects.

• The ability to connect with others safely and respectfully, understanding the need to act within the law and with moral and ethical integrity.

• An understanding of the connected nature of devices.

• The ability to communicate ideas well by using applications and devices throughout the curriculum.

• The ability to collect, organise and manipulate data effectively.


Threshold Concepts

  • Code

    This concept involves developing an understanding of instructions, logic and sequences.

  • Connect

    This concept involves developing an understanding of how to safely connect with others.

  • Communicate

    This concept involves using apps to communicate one’s ideas.

  • Collect

    This concept involves developing an understanding of databases and their uses.